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The Dark Tide | [Andrew Gross]

The Dark Tide

An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge-fund manager, is riding in to work. On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the two seemingly unrelated events.
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Publisher's Summary

An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge-fund manager, is riding in to work. Days later, with many bodies still unidentifiable, Karen resigns herself to the awful truth: her husband of 18 years is dead.

On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the two seemingly unrelated events.

Months later, two men show up at Karen's home digging into Charles's business dealings. Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing - and the trail points squarely to Charles. With doubt suddenly cast on everything she has ever known, Karen, with Hauck, steps into a widening storm of hedge-fund losses, international scams, and murder. And as the investigations converge, these two strangers touched by tragedy are pulled into a deepening relationship and unwittingly open the door to a twisted - and deadly - conspiracy.

With its breakneck pacing, plentiful twists, compelling characters, and abundant heart, The Dark Tide confirms Andrew Gross' place as a master storyteller at the top of his game.

©2008 Andrew Gross; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"While the reader will occasionally see the next drop, tunnel or curve looming far ahead, the roller-coaster thrills are still there in abundance." (Publishers Weekly)

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    martya murakami 04-13-08 Listener Since 2008
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    "Patterson, move over"

    I have always loved James Patterson but his last several books have been a disappontment. when I came across this book by Andrew Gross, I was excited as I loved his work when he co-authored with Patterson. I was not dissapointed at all. It is great!! I would drive around the block to wait to get to a part where I could stop. I would bring my ipod in just so I could continue to listen to this book. I highly recommend this book. My next purchase will be another Andrew Gross book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Darrell Inglewood, CA, USA 06-16-08
    Darrell Inglewood, CA, USA 06-16-08
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    "Why curse?"

    Why was the wife cursing? It made no sense.
    And what in the world was the sex about in this book. Ill timed, and made no sense according to the emotion of the scenes and points in the story.
    Very disappointed in this solo effort. I was drawn to it because he co wrote a book with Patterson, but clearly he is not ready. Gross tries to force twists and gets repetitive and overly descriptive. I did not have that big of a problem with the narrator, she is okay, it is the story that drives you nuts rather than the voice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen M. Crawford 04-19-08
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    "Suspensful!"

    Excellent read! Andrew Gross keeps readers interested and entertained as the story develops. The characters are believable and well-developed. The plot is interesting and keeps you guessing until the last page.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse Lovettsville, Va United States 04-02-08
    Jesse Lovettsville, Va United States 04-02-08 Member Since 2002

    Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.

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    "A good story"

    While I agree with some of the other reviewer's I have to rate this as one of the better mysteries I've listened to recently. This is in the class of Michael Connelly or Stephen J. Cannell. A good story with plenty of twists and turns, some obvious, some not. I don't usually like female readers but Mellissa Leo did an excellent job. I think she does male voices a lot better than a lot of male readers do female voices. You'll like this story. Worth the credit. Definitely.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 07-28-09
    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 07-28-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Potential mystery thriller wash out by drama."

    The concept is good, it had great potential; I think that is why I was so disappointed. A well to do husband, family man, nice guy gets caught up is some bad business with the wrong people. When the train he is riding on is the target of terrorist he takes the opportunity to stage his demise and escape, leaving his family and everyone thinking the worst. The seemingly unrelated and accidental hit and run deaths add to the mystery. The shady business partners and the other subplots had me hopeful. But I never found the mystery and suspense. The detective who is suspicious ends us involved with the widow is too predictable. The writing is good but unfortunately the author never really makes it believable. Add to this the over dramatic situations and I ended up just wanting to get through the book, fast forwarding often. Did I mention over dramatic, the book should be in the drama or soap opera section. Good plot, good theme, just poor execution.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katie Flaherty 09-16-08 Member Since 2008
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    "very disappointing"

    The writing is immature, with repetitively mind numbing dialogue, and "love" scenes that seemed forced and ridiculous. The narration is an uninspired drone, punctuated with whines and overpronounced vowels. I would be very hesitant to ever listen/read anything by this author in the future, and I certainly won't be listening to this narrator again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy A. Kalb 05-30-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Dark Tide"

    This was a very well narrated book. The story kept us very interested and was most enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 11-05-13
    Simone 11-05-13 Member Since 2006

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    "Not My Favourite"

    I don’t like police-dramas as a rule so I went out on a limb with this one.

    Perhaps I just don’t know how to pick them and end up with the same lousy kind each time: action packed “gotta find the psychopath before he kills again” race again time adventures; I find all that quite annoying. I am willing to admit that I am probably generalizing based on those I have read so far, and that’s precisely why this book sucked me in from the start; it was not like that! It started off as more of a mystery or an intrigue instead of action and gratuitous violence - I was on my way to giving it 4 stars.

    As it wore on, it wore on my nerves. I liked the plot, but I didn’t care for Karen – she irritated me; all that lamenting the past over and over and over, talking to herself with all those ‘Charlie-how-could-you’s. I found myself wanting to tell her: “Bah! Shaddup! This again?” Plus the romance that blossomed was not believable to me… probably because I didn’t like her and therefore didn’t care that she ‘found happiness’.

    Since the series is not about her, but about the lead cop Ty Hauck, I’m willing to try the next instalment.

    The production was a little sloppy: sporadic out-of-the-blue musical transitions that sounded like a breaking news intro…. that must have come from the CD, perhaps at the start of each new CD they played a tune? It made for a strange effect when listening to it as an MP3. Also, did they edit out chapter titles? I would be on chapter 61 and then all of a sudden it was chapter 69, then 73 then 78…. Was that sloppy editing or was I listeing to an abridged version without even realizing?

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    Russell Queenstown, MD, United States 12-18-10
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    "The Dark Tide"

    This is unquestionably the worst audio book I have ever had the poor judgment to listen to all the way through. The plot is implausible, the dialog is stiff and phony and there are errors throughout. At the end of one chapter, the woman "doesn't notice the small plane circling overhead" and later "remembers the plane circling overhead". The villain drowning his victim laughs that the "jet stream" is warm this time of year, when it should be "gulf stream". The list goes on. Please save your credits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Karen, Karen, Karen, Ty, Ty, Ty"

    For the most part, the book was entertaining BUT the constant use of the main character's name in every sentence of dialog became tedious. No one talks like that! It became so distracting I couldn't finish the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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